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Extended unemployment benefits reduced

Beginning Dec. 13, the Oregon Employment Department has announced that its Extended Benefits program will be reduced, from up to 20 weeks o… Read more

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City of Umatilla plans to purchase Big River Golf Course

Big River Golf Course in Umatilla will be under new ownership in 2021. Read more


Brown extends restrictions on 21 counties to fight rise in infections

With COVID-19 infection rates rising rapidly in Oregon, Gov. Kate Brown said Wednesday that at least 21 counties will stay in a modified ve… Read more

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Hermiston car rebuild draws national attention

At age 13, Austin Phipps wasn’t old enough for a driver’s license, but he bought his first car anyway. Read more


New COVID-19 restrictions will keep gatherings small after 'freeze' ends

Umatilla County residents hoping to see COVID-19 restrictions lifted after the state’s two-week “freeze” ends on Dec. 3 will instead see a … Read more

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Christmas events offer holiday cheer in Hermiston

COVID-19 may have canceled a lot of things in 2020, but it is not canceling Christmas in Hermiston. Read more


Guest Column: Thankful for a community of support

This has been an incredibly challenging year for the Hermiston School District, and especially for our students and families. So much of th… Read more

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Hermiston History: City closes Hodge Park

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By the Way: Navy to conduct demolition disposal

The U.S. Navy plans to conduct an explosive demolition disposal at the Naval Weapons System Training Facility in Boardman on Wednesday, Dec… Read more

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By the Way: Tree lighting and Festival of Lights to continue

Downtown Hermiston will still be getting a giant Christmas tree this year, but its annual tree lighting ceremony will be a virtual event, a… Read more

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